October 21

BOOMERANG

Boomerang performance

Jannawi dancers

Hey dudes …we have a new member of the social pages team. Its the fabulous Mick Richards who is based in Brisbane but seems to spend a lot of time not there. In fact he is in Cardiff (Wales) right now. Mick has been photographing in Fortitude Valley since the year dot and what he doesn’t know about social photography aint worth knowing. He has a degree in it ! So its welcome Mick and here is a small sample of the pics he took at the Boomerang Festival. A new, new world Indigenous festival for all Australians, Boomerang happened 4-6 October at Byron Bay and it looks like an absolute cracker. Boomerang features music, dance, theatre, comedy, film and visual arts, along with cultural knowledge exchanges and thought provoking conversations. Plenty of hot local action plus more from across the ditch and the Pacific ! Looks like a motel in Byron might be the go for next October.

and you can dig up more dirt on Mick right here

Vernon Ah Kee

Vernon Ah Kee

local band

hot local band member

Archie Roach

Archie Roach

closong ceremony (Jerome Cavanagh)

closing ceremony (Jerome Cavanagh)

Ernie Dingo

Ernie Dingo

Arakwal dancers

Jannawai dancers

Malu Kiai Mura Buai

ancient culture / new moves

Cultural exchange (2)

closing ceremony (Rhoda Roberts)

Nga Tae

Nga Tae

Malu Kiai Mura Buai dance troupe

Malu Kiai Mura Buai dance troupe

Malu Kiai Mura Buai dance troupe

Malu Kiai Mura Buai dance troupe

Moana and the tribe

Moana and the tribe

George Negaus footy break

footy break with Gearge Negus

intense cultural exchange (3)

closing ceremony